BOXSTER-BASED SPEEDSTER NOW IN KIT FORM

Brian Hale’s Iconic Autobody is now producing his Porsche Boxster 987-based 387 Speedster flavoured model as a kit package. Hitherto it has only been available as a fully built car but Brian has now taken the decision to offer it in component form.

It’s the later 987 Boxster version that is available as a kit as the earlier 986 or Mk1 Boxster ‘386’ version isn’t as easily adapted to kit format, but Brian says that if the 987 goes well he’ll also convert the 986 to component form.

If you fancy an Iconic 387 kit then prices start at £11,400. More information More >

TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT

Brand new gearbox from American transmission meisters, Tremec is the He-man-spec TKX range.

Although many UK enthusiasts with kitcars powered by a V8 engine will be more than family with the Tremec products, the likes of the TKO and TKO II are actually revisions of OEM ‘boxes.

The TKX has been developed exclusively for the performance aftermarket. The five-speed manual is capable of handling over 8000rpm and has the capability of having the gearlever mounted in a variety of positions so as best to suit the application.

It replaces the T-56 Magnum gearbox and is a whole 13.66kg lighter and is available to More >

TURBO LOVER

This new thirteen-piece Turbo System Tester set from Laser Tools (part number 7981) is designed to charge the turbo system with a low pressure of regulated workshop air to indicate the presence of leaks within the system. To fit most turbo systems on cars and light commercial vehicles, HGVs and marine systems. Use to pressure test turbo pipes, intercoolers and also cooling systems pipes and radiators when looking for leaks.

The kit includes twelve stepped adaptors for the following pipe sizes: 31 – 38mm, 46 – 51mm, 55 – 60mm, 65 – 70mm, 75 – 80mm and 85 – 90mm. The pressure gauge is provided More >

ON THE PADS

Connect Workshop Consumables are proud to launch a new range of paint polishing, finishing, and cutting consumables. This new comprehensive range of foam pads have been designed for the restoration and daily maintenance of vehicle painted surfaces.

As well as the traditional and ball series foam heads, there are also three different 150mm diameter Velcro backed pads: flat, flat bevel, and corrugated flat (also available in 78mm diameter), all of which are available in cutting, polishing, and finishing variants. The sponge is manufactured from high-quality polyester, providing the advantage of excellent tensile strength & durability that allows a service life that More >

SPECIALIST STUFF

Coupled with the expansive range of tools and machinery on display at Machine Mart stores across the country, machinemart.co.uk is the place to go for harder to find specialist tools, with over 21,000 products available online.

Machine Mart XTRA includes MORE power tools, hand tools, garage equipment, water pumps, wood and metalworking, outdoor and construction – even football and pool tables.

Tools and machinery are available from all your favourite big brands, so whatever you’re looking for, visit the XTRA section of the Machine Mart website at www.machinemart.co.uk ENDS.

GOING FOR PROMOTION

With over 690 offers inside, more than 118 new products and eight pages of clearance deals, Sealey’s Spring Promotion is sure to catch your eye with discounts up to 85 per cent off list prices!

This promotion sees the launch of Sealey’s new AK7939 – 1000V Insulated Tool Kit and AK7938 – Socket Tray, which contain Hardened and tempered Chrome Vanadium steel sockets and accessories that are chrome plated for resistance to corrosion and are suitable for daily professional use.  Each component is fully insulated to VDE and EN 60900 standards to protect from electric shocks up to 1500V DC and More >

DUMPY’S RUSTY NUTS

VHT Rust Convertor destroys rust on contact. It sprays on clear and turns to a black metal-protecting coating to prevent future rust from forming.

Specifically formulated for application over metal, body filler or glassfibre, VHT Rust Converter sands to a smooth, even finish.

Allow 24-hours before applying the topcoat.

An 11-ounce spray can costs £11.99 with more information from www.frost.co.uk ENDS.

 

TRIUMVIRATE

MiniSpares, Mahle and Swiftune have pooled their knowledge and experience to produce a die-cast piston for 1275cc engines that offer exceptional value for money.

Mahle is best known as the leading manufacturer of Formula 1 pistons and Swiftune as one of the UK’s top engine builders. Swiftune’s association with Mini Spares goes back around four and a half decades to the mid-1970s.

The piston that the team have produced uses NPR high-quality road/race piston ring packs and is equally suitable for high-performance road, clubman competition, rally, sprint, hill climb and trackday use.

Available as C-STN103-20 for plus 20 oversize set £306 inc VAT C-STN103-40 More >

RUN TO THE SUN

Great to hear from Quantum Sportscars boss, Rob Hancock (his enthusiasm is infectious) that the Devon-based company is enjoying a great start to 2021 with kit orders, refurbs and spare parts keeping him very busy.

Here’s an image of the Mk1 version of the Quantum Sunrunner

A new Xtreme demonstrator is under build, as is a trackday car plus Rob has also found time to revise the Sunrunner kit, adding 6in to the length, 2in to the width while also lowering the floors. Kit prices for the Sunrunner Mk2 have yet to be confirmed but expect a sub-3K ticket.

Donor for the little More >

HOLDIN’ FOLDIN’

 

This is a great piece of kit for the advanced DIY-er. It comes from our friends at Sealey and is a floor standing sheet metal folder which is ideal for yep, folding sheet metal! Especially useful if say you have some panelling to do and it can cope with up to 22mm gauge, which will make it beefy enough for most home workshop requirements.

I like the fact that rather than being unwieldy and always in the way (don’t you just hate falling over stuff?) it can be folded and stored neatly. Comes with a lifetime guarantee and although at 4p More >